Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
with a deadly weapon. as dana said, clearly, the justice system is not scaring these kids enough to the point where they don't want to go back. and i think it is a bigger question of the american culture, it is cool in the gangster culture to go to jail, it is cool to hate the california highway patrols. and there is something in the history, the rap culture -- >> let me push back a little on what dana said here. i think it would be a remarkable step and a very complicated step to do. but if for example, this kid had a grandmother who was a churchgoer and who didn't -- was trying to hold the family together the best she possibly can. she is associated with it, we would take away her benefits. i think we don't want to do it. >> but if the threat was there. >> but that would assume these kids would stop what they're doing -- >> i actually think in most of these crimes when we report on these stories and you read through, there is usually one person in their life they care about and they love. maybe they have been cut off from their fathers, but a lot of the moms and grandmothers are around. i'm
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Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
as worshippers were leaving mosques. al-jazeera dana zudar has more. >> they finished friday prayers. then panic struck. security cameras caught the explosion. two one of two mosques. theplosions were minutes apart. dozens of people were killed and injured. there was no claim of responsibility, but officials say the attacks had one objective: to create sectarian strife in lebanon. tripoli is predominantly sunni and many people are supporters of the opposition. >> this is the work of the syrian government. they targeted us. they gave a message to the sunnis in the north. but we won't be threatened. we will retaliate. >> it is a dangerous time for lebanon. these bombings are seen as an attack against sunnis. last week, a powerful explosion killed civilians and has a strong hold in beirut. s hezbollah is fighting. this is a country polarized by the syrian war. and tripoli is a volatile city. those opposing have engaged in gun battles many times in the past. it is a time of heightened tensions. the blasts were not unexpected. a few days ago, the lebanese army stepped up security across the country.
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT
by dana white, president of the ufc and his partners the fertita brothers. >> congratulations on your first show, it's got to feel good. >> thank you very much, james, i appreciate it. >> you took over this company when it was in a serious financial hole? >> i called my partners and said, you know, i think the ufc is in trouble, i think we should buy it. it would be interesting. and a month later we own it. >> how much did you purchase it for? >> $2 million. >> and how much is it worth today? >> a lot more than $2 million. >> a lot more than $2 million is an understatement. today the ufc brings in an estimated $6 billion a year. recently they signed a lucrative broadcast deal. >> we're the most valuable franchise on earth. we're in over a billion homes worldwide and we're the largest pay-per-view provider in the world. i don't care what color you are, what country you come from or what listening you speak, it's in our dna. the first ufc happened because they wanted to answer the age old question which fighting style was the best? and the answer to that age old question ended up being